Although the world may be ending in 2012, it’s time to ring in the New Year with a few thousands of your closest friends. The OC Fair is putting on its second annual NYE Block Party, and is celebrating with tribute bands (The Who Revue, The Cured, Green ToDay, and more) plus DJs spinning music from the '60s to the '90s. Three carnival rides run throughout the night as well as several food trucks to satisfy your midnight cravings. Visit the casino to play for chips that earn you raffle tickets toward prizes—a fundraiser for the non-profit Centennial Farm Foundation. Welcome 2012 with fireworks, dueling pianos, comedians—and what party is complete without a mechanical bull?
Sat., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., 2011